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Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2006 #courland #latvia

Joyce Field
 

For the month of February 2006 nine updates, four new entries, and
one new book went online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. All the new
material has flags in the index for easy identification.

New book:

-Rietavas, Lithuania

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Ilya, Belarus
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys,Lithuania
-Zloczew, Poland

-New entries:

-Branszczyk, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 4
-Brest, Belarus: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 5
-Kostopil, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. 5
-Zaliztsi, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 2

Many yizkor books are being translated by professional translators
paid by donations to the project fund. Donations to support these
worthy projects can be made at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
Please also consider a donation to the JewishGen General Fund to
support the infrastructure for all online projects.

To start a translation project of a yizkor book of your ancestral
town, please contact me privately.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2006 #southafrica

Joyce Field
 

For the month of February 2006 nine updates, four new entries, and
one new book went online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. All the new
material has flags in the index for easy identification.

New book:

-Rietavas, Lithuania

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Ilya, Belarus
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys,Lithuania
-Zloczew, Poland

-New entries:

-Branszczyk, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 4
-Brest, Belarus: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 5
-Kostopil, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. 5
-Zaliztsi, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 2

Many yizkor books are being translated by professional translators
paid by donations to the project fund. Donations to support these
worthy projects can be made at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
Please also consider a donation to the JewishGen General Fund to
support the infrastructure for all online projects.

To start a translation project of a yizkor book of your ancestral
town, please contact me privately.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2006 #courland #latvia

Joyce Field
 

For the month of February 2006 nine updates, four new entries, and
one new book went online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. All the new
material has flags in the index for easy identification.

New book:

-Rietavas, Lithuania

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Ilya, Belarus
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys,Lithuania
-Zloczew, Poland

-New entries:

-Branszczyk, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 4
-Brest, Belarus: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 5
-Kostopil, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. 5
-Zaliztsi, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 2

Many yizkor books are being translated by professional translators
paid by donations to the project fund. Donations to support these
worthy projects can be made at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
Please also consider a donation to the JewishGen General Fund to
support the infrastructure for all online projects.

To start a translation project of a yizkor book of your ancestral
town, please contact me privately.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Yizkor Book Project Report for February 2006 #southafrica

Joyce Field
 

For the month of February 2006 nine updates, four new entries, and
one new book went online at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html. All the new
material has flags in the index for easy identification.

New book:

-Rietavas, Lithuania

Updates:

-Chelm, Poland
-Czestochowa, Poland
-Ilya, Belarus
-Kalusz, Ukraine
-Novogrudok, Belarus
-Nowy Sacz, Poland
-Sosnowiec, Poland
-Svencionys,Lithuania
-Zloczew, Poland

-New entries:

-Branszczyk, Poland: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 4
-Brest, Belarus: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 5
-Kostopil, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot, vol. 5
-Zaliztsi, Ukraine: Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, vol. 2

Many yizkor books are being translated by professional translators
paid by donations to the project fund. Donations to support these
worthy projects can be made at
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23.
Please also consider a donation to the JewishGen General Fund to
support the infrastructure for all online projects.

To start a translation project of a yizkor book of your ancestral
town, please contact me privately.

Joyce Field
JewishGen VP, Data Acquisition

Re: Does it matters where and how Shoah victims died? (was Re: Urgent request from Yad Vashem) #general

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Of course it's important to know, but often it isn't possible. How many of
our ancestors left no records and have no known graves? Two of my grandparents
were murdered and probably buried somewhere in the Biekerniki woods near Riga.
But who knows where and when they actually died?

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Venetianer [mailto:tom.vene@...]
Sent: Saturday, 4 March 2006 2:27 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Cc: Zev Griner
Subject: Does it matters where and how Shoah victims died? (was Re: Urgent
request >from Yad Vashem)
snip>>>
Thus, is there in anybody's mind any doubt that it is *very* important toknow
where our Holocaust martyrs were assassinated and how and when they died? Isn't
this a manner of perpetuating their sacred memories?

Thanks for your time
Tom

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Does it matters where and how Shoah victims died? (was Re: Urgent request from Yad Vashem) #general

robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Of course it's important to know, but often it isn't possible. How many of
our ancestors left no records and have no known graves? Two of my grandparents
were murdered and probably buried somewhere in the Biekerniki woods near Riga.
But who knows where and when they actually died?

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Venetianer [mailto:tom.vene@...]
Sent: Saturday, 4 March 2006 2:27 AM
To: JewishGen Discussion Group
Cc: Zev Griner
Subject: Does it matters where and how Shoah victims died? (was Re: Urgent
request >from Yad Vashem)
snip>>>
Thus, is there in anybody's mind any doubt that it is *very* important toknow
where our Holocaust martyrs were assassinated and how and when they died? Isn't
this a manner of perpetuating their sacred memories?

Thanks for your time
Tom

Shtetl Names #general

Betty Sherwood <bettyas@...>
 

Here is a question for the Discussion Group:

I typed Titern, Lithuania into the Shtetl Finder and the name Tautrimai came
up. Can anyone tell me if this is just a guess that the system makes or is
it truly another name for the same place? I do hope it is the same place
because previously I've gotten nowhere using the name Titern.

Thanks very much,

Betty Sherwood

MODERATOR NOTE: The home page of the ShtetlSeekr provides an explantion on
how the system works, and gives a contact email. It is located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Shtetl Names #general

Betty Sherwood <bettyas@...>
 

Here is a question for the Discussion Group:

I typed Titern, Lithuania into the Shtetl Finder and the name Tautrimai came
up. Can anyone tell me if this is just a guess that the system makes or is
it truly another name for the same place? I do hope it is the same place
because previously I've gotten nowhere using the name Titern.

Thanks very much,

Betty Sherwood

MODERATOR NOTE: The home page of the ShtetlSeekr provides an explantion on
how the system works, and gives a contact email. It is located at
http://www.jewishgen.org/ShtetlSeeker/

Re: applying for reparations from the German government #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Chloe writes: < " I have a question regarding the
process by which an individual applies for reparations
from the German government. Has anyone gone through
this process? I have a relative that applied back
in 1990. She is now deceased, but apparently a notice
related to her claim was posted in the Federal Gazette
in Germany this past January 2006. Her heirs are
interested in pursuing this claim, but are at a
loss as to where they need to begin......." >

Chloe, hopefully you will get some valuable leads from
this posting but I would also advise you, or anyone
else in this postion, to join a specialist group which
deals with restitution matters; *h-justice* is a very
friendly and helpful group and things are openly
discussed - see:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h-justice/

Celia Male [U.K.]

JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen re: applying for reparations from the German government #general

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

Chloe writes: < " I have a question regarding the
process by which an individual applies for reparations
from the German government. Has anyone gone through
this process? I have a relative that applied back
in 1990. She is now deceased, but apparently a notice
related to her claim was posted in the Federal Gazette
in Germany this past January 2006. Her heirs are
interested in pursuing this claim, but are at a
loss as to where they need to begin......." >

Chloe, hopefully you will get some valuable leads from
this posting but I would also advise you, or anyone
else in this postion, to join a specialist group which
deals with restitution matters; *h-justice* is a very
friendly and helpful group and things are openly
discussed - see:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/h-justice/

Celia Male [U.K.]

Searching for Steven Rosenberg - Zakroczym, Poland Town Leader #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

If you know where Steven Rosenberg can be located (email or phone),
I would appreciate hearing >from you privately.

His former email address was: steven_rosenberg@...

Steven is an active researcher for the town of Zakroczym
in the Grodzisk Mazowiecki archives.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

JRI Poland #Poland Searching for Steven Rosenberg - Zakroczym, Poland Town Leader #poland

Stanley Diamond
 

If you know where Steven Rosenberg can be located (email or phone),
I would appreciate hearing >from you privately.

His former email address was: steven_rosenberg@...

Steven is an active researcher for the town of Zakroczym
in the Grodzisk Mazowiecki archives.

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Re: Yizkor Book Project Report for february 2006 #belarus

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Our moderator, Elsebeth Paikin, has posted an update on Yizkor
Book Projects >from Joyce Field, JewishGen VP of Data Acquisition.
You might naturally wonder when you will see Danzig listed in
such an update.

There is no yizkor book, in the usual sense of the term, for
Danzig. However, there are works by separate authors describing
Danzig during the Holocaust era, and describing its earlier
Jewish history (a subject usually included in yizkor books).

You can find these at
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/books.php.

Of note are three items, for which we have received permission
and JewishGen has approved for us to prepare translations and
place them online:

1) The chapter "Gdansk" in Yad Vashem's Pinkas HaKehillot Polin,
v. VI. A translator has already volunteered to translate this
from Hebrew to English.
2) "Zur Geshichte der Juden in Danzig," apparently the first
published history of Danzig Jewry, >from 1857! We are looking
for volunteers to translate this >from German to English.
I have a .PDF file of the article ready to send.

3) "Aus Danzig," a report >from Danzig during the Napoleonic
era (1808), published in year two of Sulamith, the first
German-language Jewish magazine. We are also looking for
volunteers to translate this >from German to English, and
I have a .PDF ready to send.

Information about JewishGen-approved Danzig projects can
always be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/projects.php.

In the future, there will, hopefully, be projects aimed
at producing databases of genealogical information >from
Danzig. We will need volunteers for such projects, too.
If you would like to volunteer for any approved projects,
or if you would like to help examine important genealogical
documents >from Danzig that are kept in Jerusalem, please
contact me.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland RE: Yizkor Book Project Report for february 2006 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan J. Kleinwaks
 

Our moderator, Elsebeth Paikin, has posted an update on Yizkor
Book Projects >from Joyce Field, JewishGen VP of Data Acquisition.
You might naturally wonder when you will see Danzig listed in
such an update.

There is no yizkor book, in the usual sense of the term, for
Danzig. However, there are works by separate authors describing
Danzig during the Holocaust era, and describing its earlier
Jewish history (a subject usually included in yizkor books).

You can find these at
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/books.php.

Of note are three items, for which we have received permission
and JewishGen has approved for us to prepare translations and
place them online:

1) The chapter "Gdansk" in Yad Vashem's Pinkas HaKehillot Polin,
v. VI. A translator has already volunteered to translate this
from Hebrew to English.
2) "Zur Geshichte der Juden in Danzig," apparently the first
published history of Danzig Jewry, >from 1857! We are looking
for volunteers to translate this >from German to English.
I have a .PDF file of the article ready to send.

3) "Aus Danzig," a report >from Danzig during the Napoleonic
era (1808), published in year two of Sulamith, the first
German-language Jewish magazine. We are also looking for
volunteers to translate this >from German to English, and
I have a .PDF ready to send.

Information about JewishGen-approved Danzig projects can
always be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/danzig/projects.php.

In the future, there will, hopefully, be projects aimed
at producing databases of genealogical information >from
Danzig. We will need volunteers for such projects, too.
If you would like to volunteer for any approved projects,
or if you would like to help examine important genealogical
documents >from Danzig that are kept in Jerusalem, please
contact me.

Thanks very much and best regards,

Logan Kleinwaks
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
kleinwaks@...
near Washington, D.C.

Re: Jekabpils cemetery #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I must agree with the person who posted a message to Jewishgen
complaining that often messages get posted and when one replies
the person does not get the answer because their spam programme or
provider has deleted the answer.

I am finding it increasingly frustrating as well. I take time and
trouble to reply and then the enquirer appears not to have received
the response. It is up to anyone posting a message to make sure that
they have programmed their Emails so that they can receive the replies.
Marvin has sent me 3 messages like the one below and I have replied
to him twice. I think that a few researchers really believe that I am
employed to work full time for them and that is not the case as I do
this on a voluntary basis. Anyhow now that I have aired my
frustrations I will answer the request.

Answer-
As you know surnames were not compulsory until 1835 (in the Russian
Empire.) Prior to that surnames were taken by some Jews at the end of
the 17thc and early 1800's but they may not have been put on the
stones. I agree that it is difficult without a surname. You can still
see if there is any further information on the stone that may be
helpful and failing that the best you can do is to ask the Archivists
to see if they can help if you feel you have found a a family member.

Arlene Beare
UK

Subject: Re: Jekabpils cemetery photos
From: MarvinLebow@...
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 13:54:50 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Arlene:

I've seen the Jekabpils cemetery list. Most of the stones have only
first (given) names, no surnames. It's difficult to make connections
having just given names and dates. Do you have any suggestions for
interpreting such limited information?

Thanks,
Marvin Lebow
(Seeking: Leibowitz, Danilovitz)
e-mail: marvinlebow@...

Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Jekabpils cemetery #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I must agree with the person who posted a message to Jewishgen
complaining that often messages get posted and when one replies
the person does not get the answer because their spam programme or
provider has deleted the answer.

I am finding it increasingly frustrating as well. I take time and
trouble to reply and then the enquirer appears not to have received
the response. It is up to anyone posting a message to make sure that
they have programmed their Emails so that they can receive the replies.
Marvin has sent me 3 messages like the one below and I have replied
to him twice. I think that a few researchers really believe that I am
employed to work full time for them and that is not the case as I do
this on a voluntary basis. Anyhow now that I have aired my
frustrations I will answer the request.

Answer-
As you know surnames were not compulsory until 1835 (in the Russian
Empire.) Prior to that surnames were taken by some Jews at the end of
the 17thc and early 1800's but they may not have been put on the
stones. I agree that it is difficult without a surname. You can still
see if there is any further information on the stone that may be
helpful and failing that the best you can do is to ask the Archivists
to see if they can help if you feel you have found a a family member.

Arlene Beare
UK

Subject: Re: Jekabpils cemetery photos
From: MarvinLebow@...
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 13:54:50 -0500
X-Message-Number: 2

Arlene:

I've seen the Jekabpils cemetery list. Most of the stones have only
first (given) names, no surnames. It's difficult to make connections
having just given names and dates. Do you have any suggestions for
interpreting such limited information?

Thanks,
Marvin Lebow
(Seeking: Leibowitz, Danilovitz)
e-mail: marvinlebow@...

LOWY/KAFKA ancestry #austria-czech

Ludwig Marbach <lmarbach@...>
 

Dear all!

Does anybody know about the ancestors >from the writer
Franz KAFKA? His Kafka-ancestors were coming >from near
Pisek and his Löwy-ancestors too. Now I have Löwy's
from Kolodeje in my family and I know that in this
town KAFKA'S were living (some even in the same house
as the Marbach's). Is there any connection? Does
anyone has a family tree >from Kafka reaching back so
far?

Regards,
Ludwig Marbach

MODERATOR NOTE: The ancestry of Franz Kafka is a subject that has been
discussed on this List. You can check the List archives
to find previous messages.

Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech LOWY/KAFKA ancestry #austria-czech

Ludwig Marbach <lmarbach@...>
 

Dear all!

Does anybody know about the ancestors >from the writer
Franz KAFKA? His Kafka-ancestors were coming >from near
Pisek and his Löwy-ancestors too. Now I have Löwy's
from Kolodeje in my family and I know that in this
town KAFKA'S were living (some even in the same house
as the Marbach's). Is there any connection? Does
anyone has a family tree >from Kafka reaching back so
far?

Regards,
Ludwig Marbach

MODERATOR NOTE: The ancestry of Franz Kafka is a subject that has been
discussed on this List. You can check the List archives
to find previous messages.

Legislative Update on New Jersey and Rhode Island #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>
 

Dear Jewish Genners:

This is an informational update on New Jersey and Rhode Island pending
legislation that if enacted would severely limit access to vital records
(birth, marriage and death records).

The IAJGS Public Records Monitoring and Access Committee monitors
legislation that impacts access to vital genealogical records (birth,
marriage, death) and census. In that vein I am alerting you to several
bills recently introduced in Rhode Island that *may* impact access to vital
records and update on the pending legislation AB 1390 in New Jersey which
would remove vital records (birth, marriage, domestic partnership and death
records) >from the definition of public records, thereby making access to
such records very difficult, if not impossible.

New Jersey

New Jersey A 1390 has not yet had the second reading on the Assembly floor
due to the great response >from the genealogical community in contacting
their New Jersey legislators, the sponsors of the bill *and* the Speaker of
the Assembly who controls when the bill will be heard. Thank you for all
you have done so far!

The main sponsor, Assemblywoman Quigley has responded
to many who wrote to her and has promised to amend the bill- however, we
have not yet seen the language. It appears as if the earliest the bill can
be heard on the Assembly floor for second reading is March 16, however, it
may not be heard until May as there will only be budget bills heard in
April. This means there is still time to contact the legislators, the
sponsors and speaker, to remind them of our concerns until the
bill is actually amended to address our concerns.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island H6951, H6952 S2268 and S 2270 have been introduced, and
assigned to the respective Judiciary Committees but to date there are no
hearings scheduled. We are not certain if the sponsors' intent is to include
vital records in removing certain records and information from
being deemed public records, therefore, we need to let the legislators,
sponsors and Judiciary chairmen know of our concerns and amend the bills to
make certain that vital records are included in the definition of public
records.

An update on legislation affecting access to vital records in New Jersey and
Rhode Island has been posted to the IAJGS website. IAJGS has prepared model
letters for people to write to the bills sponsors and their state
legislators about accessing vital records and genealogical copies of vital
records. You can access this and more information on the bills, including
how to find your legislator and the addresses of the legislators on the
IAJGS website, www.IAJGS.org, go to the middle of the page click on
either the "newspaper boy extra" icon or
where it says "For the latest on pending legislation, click *here*".

The New Jersey and Rhode Island bills cited above are PDF files, therefore,
to read them it is necessary to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your
computer which is available for free by accessing the site at:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html.

If you have any questions about the above, please contact me.

Jan Meisels Allen, director IAJGS and
Chairperson, Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee

Louisiana archives inventory, 1941 #general

bik <kooshb9341@...>
 

FYI
I spotted this book title in Heritage Quest

"Inventory of the church and synagogue archives of Louisiana"
University, La.: Dept. of Archives, Louisiana State University, 1941,
205 pgs.

It includes "Jewish Congregations and Archives" and with a Foreword by
Rabbi Emil W. Leipziger, Touro Syn., New Orleans.

--
Bernard Kouchel
kooshb9341@...